Q: How long will I be in your office for my visit?
For new patient visits, typically 60-80 minutes. For return patients, typically 15-60 minutes, depending on the type of visit.
Q: Will I be able to drive after the exam?
Most patients are able to drive after dilation. You will need sunglasses after dilation, which we can provide gratis. If you have any doubts, please make arrangements for transportation.
Q: Will I be able to read after the exam?
If we dilate your eyes, you will have difficulty reading for a few hours, unless you already wear reading glasses or are near-sighted.
Q: How long does an eye dilation last?
2 to 4 hours, typically.
Q: Does Dr. Seo accept my insurance?
Please call our office to inquire. We will work with you if you do not have insurance or have an insurance plan in which we do not participate.
Q: I read the Refraction Fee policy. Why do I need to pay an additional fee for checking my eyeglass prescription?
Any reasonable person would say that refraction (checking the eyes for glass prescription) is an essential part of a complete eye exam. However, this is not the position of Medicare and other Insurers. Simply put, this fee represents another way for 3rd party insurers to shift more cost to patients. This fee is universal to all eye care practices.
Q: What type of eye doctor is he?
He is an ophthalmologist (see below). The other type of eye doctor is an optometrist (see below).
Q: What is an ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a surgeon of the eye who has completed four years of medical school; a one-year internship in internal medicine, surgery, or combined program; and a three-year residency in ophthalmology. Ophthalmology is a surgical sub-specialty like orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat), neurosurgery, and urology. Their degree is "M.D." or "D.O."
Q: What is an optometrist?
Optometrists are eye doctors who went to schools of optometry. They perform eye exams, prescribe glasses and fit contacts lenses. You will find them in most places that sell glasses and in their own private practices. Their degree is "O.D."
Q: Does Dr. Seo see kids and adults?
We welcome older kids (around 8 year and up) and adults.
Q: What does Dr. Seo specialize in?
He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of numerous eye and visual disorders. He is also an eye surgeon who performs primarily cataract surgery. He performs complete eye exams and prescribes glasses and contacts.
Q: What if I have an eye problem that Dr. Seo does not usually manage?
Dr. Seo believes in providing the best care for his patients. This means that, if needed, he will send his patients to other eye specialists with expertise in different part of the eye. Experienced physicians know what they do not know, and do not hesitate to refer to others.